Wednesday, February 27, 2008

You Should Smell My Closet!


My ever helpful husband installed shelving in a corner of our walk in closet for my soap business. It has to cure for four weeks before I sell it, and takes a lot of room! Since the door is always closed, the fragrance is very strong every time I walk in there. Not a bad thing! I certainly don't have to buy air freshener.

When I take the soap out of the molds, I trim each bar. I collect the shavings and set them in pretty bowls in different rooms. Easy and economical potpourri!

A bowl of almond shavings:

A bowl of beer soap shavings, scented with orange and clove.




And there are new soaps in my shop today!

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19 comments:

nannykim said...

So how does it affect the smell of your clothes in the closet? I thought they were loaves of bread when I looked at the picture!

Tracy said...

Kim,
I haven't noticed the smell clinging to my clothes at all! maybe because they aren't touching. I know that many people use soap as sachets in there drawers, and have no problem with that either.

Lisa said...

My grandmother always kept soaps in with her clothes. I Know your closet smells good. I love for everything to smell clean.

Tori said...

Wow,
How cool is that. It's so neat to see all those shelves fulled with soap of all things. °Ü°
I bet your house smells so good, I love the smell of soup, he I think a bar of Caress in the bathroom is the best air freshner. Love the stuff, maybe because we can't get it here.

I bet you folks are alwfully clean people!°Ü°

Rebecca said...

I've always wondered what people do to store them...gotta say, your plan is ingenius! :-) What a great hubby to help you in your quest to keep a clean, orderly, and organized home (and soap business!)

Short Stop said...

Your husband is so awesome! Is there anything he won't do for you? (I already know the answer to that!!)

I love browsing through your etsy shop. I'll have to spend some time there today when the boys are napping! :)

Darlene said...

Mmmm - what a lovely idea - chocolate mint clothing one week - almond another - sounds yummy!!

Karen said...

Oh goodness! I can almost smell it from here! What a great solution, and it's out of the way of everyday goings on, too.
I tried crocheting those flowers. Obviously not my thing. I get confused as to which stitch to go into. Oh well.
Have a blessed day, and tell the girls Alaina says "HI". She's missed blogging this week. ;o)

Tina Louise said...

What a clever idea! I LOVE the smell of soap...so fresh and clean!

Love, Tina :)

Gena said...

I have to agree with all the others. I absolutely love the smell of soap and have been known to "hide" soap in everyone's drawers and closets all over the house. Of course, when I run out of soap, I can't remember the last place I've put it!

I know your house smells amazing right now. I, like you, wouldn't mind one bit if my clothes smelled like the soap I was drying.

HsKubes said...

Sure sounds like it would smell wonderful!

~ Christina

jennifer said...

I bet your home smells FANTABULOUS! I love the clean smell of soap. The shelving was a smart idea. Jennifer

Beck said...

Look at all those soaps! I love the clean whiteness of them.

Rebecca said...

You have been so busy!! Thanks for the mac & cheese recipe. Can't wait to try it!!

Stacie said...

WOW. I'd say that your closet smells very good!!

Sheri said...

Oh... I want your closet Tracy!

Tracy said...

I bet that smells awesome! So nice for your hubby to do that for you.

Rachel said...

I bet it smells wonderful! I guess it must make it a treat to enter your closet:)

Emily (Unfurling Flower) said...

I think it's so awesome that you have a soap-making business, Tracy! I've just been browsing the soaps in your Etsy shop. When I have the time, I'd love to follow your steps on here on how to make my own soap. Thank you for sharing such a great skill with us!